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Conveyancing in Charlbury Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

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The nearest station to Charlbury is Charlbury, about 1 mile away. Kidlington, Oxford Airport is 8 miles from Charlbury. Turweston Aerodrome Airport is 20 miles and Kidlington Airport is 8 miles away.

Chipping Norton is the nearest hospital.

Q.

I am trying to find a cheap solicitor quote to purchase a residence. and what is included?

A.

Both high-street and online solicitors offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional charges can increase your solicitor's invoice. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.

Q.

Natwest is going to be our lender - is there anything I need to consider?

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House buyers need to be aware that some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. We will act for the vast majority of mortgage lenders.

Q.

We are buying on a Charlbury ex-industrial site. Can the top-soil still be contaminated?

A.

There are extensive regulations in place to restrict soil contamination. Data on many contaminants, such as groundwater contaminants like oil, will be included in an environmental search.

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What does a Charlbury conveyancing lawyer advise if the building I am buying is situated in a conservation area in West Oxfordshire planning authority which appears to have unsympathetic dormer windows installed?

A.

West Oxfordshire local authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search conducted by your Charlbury property lawyer will see the existence

of suitable permission for modifications to the property. In the absence of any consents the solicitor will inform you of all options, which include getting from the council or obtaining an indemnity insurance policy.

Q.

Is a managing agent fee a disbursement or a fee?

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Comparing quotes is often challenging, given the different terminology. This cost is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in a quote.

Q.

Should I opt for a conveyancing who usually works with by our local agent?

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An agent in Rhiwderin may suggest a law firm to handle your conveyancing, however, these referrals must be compared with other local solicitors, or better-value firms found online, as an agent may decide to recommend the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.

Q.

In a few weeks I am intending to be finally moving out of our period building in Charlbury to our new flat in Carterton when to appoint a removal company?

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Your solicitor would tend to advocate that home vendors put off arranging removals until such time as exchange of contracts as a definitive home moving date will not have been agreed. Depending on certain criteria home removals companies will levy a cancellation payment . For a local firm House & Carriage, Forest Hill Works/Forest Rd, Charlbury, Chipping Norton, OX7 3HH Phone: 01608 811444.

Q.

Property conveyancing searches are standard procedure but in light of recent climactic events, such as the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since records began, are they comfort enough to establish sufficient information about the Charlbury risk of flooding?

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A qualified Charlbury lawyer will consider include detailed flood searches (Landmark search) if the enviro search establishes a any kind of risk of flooding in Charlbury.

Property purchasers sometimes also converse with a neighbour or local resident for some further peace of mind.

 
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